(Los Angeles: June 22, 2006) IRIDAS the industry leader in non-destructive grading technologies will present SpeedGrade OnSet 2006 at the Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles. The new version of IRIDAS' cinematographer's look creation application offers a more streamlined user interface and the option to export looks into a broad variety of third-party Look-Up-Table formats, considerably expanding the cinematographer's ability to communicate his or her artistic intentions with directors, producers, postproduction supervisors and the DI colorist.
SpeedGrade OnSet 2006 offers a new, simplified grading interface allowing the cinematographer to quickly and intuitively apply looks to still-frame images. Grading is saved as .Look files which can be stored, shared, or re-used. With SpeedGrade OnSet 2006, graded images can also be saved as DPX files.
IRIDAS' .Look file format capabilities have been extended so that users can now save looks in either 1D or 3D modes. In "simple" mode, .Look files contain both a 1D LUT and the parameters for the ASC's Color Decision List algorithms. SpeedGrade OnSet now exports to a variety of third party formats, including LUTs compatible with products from S.Two, FilmLight, and Blackmagic Design. SpeedGrade OnSet 2006 integrates with IRIDAS' SpeedGrade and FrameCycler products allowing for the industry's first interactive color workflow from preproduction through film finishing.
"Since 2003, IRIDAS has worked tirelessly towards the interoperability of color data," said Lin Kayser, IRIDAS CEO. "With SpeedGrade OnSet 2006, artists have a very simple, yet very powerful tool which provides just that."
IRIDAS will be at the DALSA tent (137) at the Cine Gear Expo, June 23-24, 2006 in Los Angeles. IRIDAS will present SpeedGrade OnSet 2006 and demonstrate FrameCycler DI playing back 4K footage from the DALSA Origin camera. For more information visit www.iridas.com or contact IRIDAS USA at (818) 951-8927.
IRIDAS pioneered desktop film-resolution playback in 2001. Its FrameCycler products are now the industry standard for frame-based image review. In 2003 IRIDAS introduced the first non-destructive color correction application. Today SpeedGrade and FrameCycler provide a complete, end-to-end pipeline for uncompressed content and color data. IRIDAS' applications are used by most major animation and post-production houses including Warner Bros. Feature Animation, Industrial Light & Magic, The Moving Picture Company, ReelFX, Lowry Digital (DTS), and many others. IRIDAS is an independent, privately held company headquartered in Munich, Germany. For more information visit http://www.iridas.com